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Last Updated: March 18, 2020
101 Fun Things to Do at Home While Social Distancing
I know with the current circumstances, many are feeling anxious. People are losing their jobs. The store shelves are empty.
It’s only day 1 where all non-essential businesses have closed in the state of Nevada. While being bored is clearly a first world problem, since I love making lists, hopefully this will give you a few ideas to curb cabin fever while you are social distancing. We’ll be working our way down the list.
Arts + Crafts + DIY
Time to get those creative juices flowing.
Or start with a collage.
- DIY Cards
It’s a nice touch when you get handmade greeting cards.
- Mixed Tape
These days it’s a playlist, but I miss making actual physical mixed tapes.
- Finger Knitting
- Cross Stitching
- Tie Dye
- Press Flowers
- Cord Organizer
- Paper Beads
- Tour the Met Online
With the Kids or Let Your Inner Kid Out
- Play Dress Up
You can have a costume night and host a fashion show.
- Make Your Own Board Game
I definitely did this a a kid.
- Build a Fort
Have enough pillows and blankets?
- Invent Your Own Language
And then send each other secret messages.
- Play Sardines
Or hide and seek or any of those other games that kept us busy as kids.
- Make an Obstacle Course
- Scavenger Hunt
Have someone create one for the family.
Bring the Outdoors Indoors
- Slumber Party
- Car Camping Setup
Build your ultimate dream car camping configuration because I’d rather camp in a car than on the dirt.
- Create Indoor Climbs
In the Kitchen Food Adventures
- Bake Something New
Try something new or make your favorite treat.
- Learn to Pickle
- Decorate Cookies
Or cupcakes or a cake.
- Cooking Challenge
Split into teams and try to cook with limited ingredients.
- Wine Tasting
Compare a flight of wine, beer, whiskey, or sake.
- International Dinner
- Make Fun Popcorn Flavors
- Pizza or Taco Night
Use creative toppings. Are you team pineapple?
- Meal Prep
Plan your meals and prep them for the week or make smoothie bags.
- Rearrange Furniture
It can make the place feel fresh and new.
- Redecorate Each Room
Take all the decor out and start adding them back in.
- Hang Your Photos
Finally design the gallery wall you’ve always wanted. Print, frame, and hang your photos.
- Rainbowtize Your Books
Arrange your books by color. All our designer friends do this, and their homes look so nice.
- Clean Your Closet
Donate what you don’t wear and organize your clothes by color.
- Make Linen Spray
- Read a Book
- Watch Cat Videos
Or dog videos. Furry friends can always lift your mood.
- Listen to a Podcast
- Watch Ted Talks
- Take a Nap
Have you tried a coffee nap where you drink a cup of coffee right before you nap? Supposedly you wake up ready to go!
- Make a Sound Bath
- Spa Night
Do a facial at home, take a bubble bath, give yourself a mani pedi, or anything that helps you relax and feel pampered.
- Learn to Give a Massage
These might not be what you think of for fun things to do at home, but the sense of accomplishment always makes it fun for us.
- Budget Plan
Make a want and need list and set up a budgets to help reach those goals.
- Vision Board
- Start a Side Hustle
- Schedule Social Media
Scheduling for the week or month always saves me time.
- Plan Out Your Month
Put together what you have to do on your calendar.
- Join Nanowrimo
- Learn a New Song
I can’t remember the last time I memorized all the lyrics to a song.
- Try a New Workout
Or keep up with a workout routine you already have.
- Play a New Instrument
Whether it’s the guitar, piano, or recorder.
- Learn a New Dance
You can start with a new move or try a new style of dance.
- Go for a Walk
Walk your favorite path or trail near your home or explore a new one.
Get Social (Online)
Luckily, we still have facetime.
- Video Chat
Facetime with your family or friends.
- Virtual Book Club
Read a book together and set times to talk about it in group chats.
- Drink Virtually
Get on video chat and cheers each other. We just did this for St Patty’s.
- Have a Talent Show
Do this with people you live with or do it virtually.
- Write Letters
I like to write at least one a month.
- Themed Movie Night
Dress up and have themed snacks.
- Put Together Care Packages
That you can give out later.
- Start a New Instagram
- Make a Wishlist
- Make a Time Capsule
Or if you can’t bury anything, write yourself a letter, seal it up, then read it in ten years.
Seasonal Fun Things to Do at Home
- Fall: carve pumpkins
- Winter: build a snowman or igloo, make paper snowflakes
- Summer: run through sprinklers, slip and slide, water balloon fight
Can you think of any more fun things to do at home? Which of these will you be doing while social distancing